Oberviechtach

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Oberviechtach
Coat of arms of Oberviechtach
Coat of arms
Oberviechtach   is located in Germany
Oberviechtach
Oberviechtach
Coordinates: 49°28′N 12°25′E / 49.467°N 12.417°E / 49.467; 12.417Coordinates: 49°28′N 12°25′E / 49.467°N 12.417°E / 49.467; 12.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Schwandorf
Government
 • Mayor Heinz Weigl (Parteilose Wählergruppe)
Area
 • Total 62.41 km2 (24.10 sq mi)
Elevation 507 m (1,663 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,941
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92526
Dialling codes 0 96 71
Vehicle registration SAD, BUL, NAB, NEN, OVI, ROD
Website www.oberviechtach.de

Oberviechtach (2012)

Oberviechtach (German pronunciation: [oːbɐˈfiːçtax]) is a town in the district of Schwandorf, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 31 km southeast of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 27 km northeast of Schwandorf. It is famous for being the birthplace of Johann Andreas Eisenbarth. The name comes from pine (Fichte) which is also represented on the coat of arms of the town.

Oberviechtach was chartered in 1337.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. 1952 Edition. p. 1362.